3 Job Interview Mistakes Every Candidate Makes

3 Job Interview Mistakes Every Candidate Makes



Everyone finds job interviews difficult.


With many task and activities an even split of people find the task difficult while the rest seem to have a natural ability. Job interviews on the other hand are feared by everyone. But why? Applicants make common mistakes in the job interview environment, once you know these common mistakes, you can change your approach to the job interview, creating job interview success



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Job Interview Mistake 1


45 minutes!!!!


One average, the nervous interviewee, spends on average just 45 minutes preparing for the job interview. Whereas successful interviewees, the interviewees who receive more job offers then the average interviewee, will spend, on average, 7-8 hours preparing for the job interview.


The problem is people fear job interviews.  This fear creates procrastination and procrastination creates inactivity, leading to an average of 45 minutes of interview prep. To master any skill, you need repetition.   Practice does make perfect. Prepare by learning about the values of the organisation, the company mission and understand the job criteria.



It is the company values, mission and job criteria that make up the job interview questions. Prepare answers for each of these potential questions and practice your answer(s) over and over again.



Job Interview Mistake 2


Say it with emotion


We all know that communication isn’t just words. Tone, diction, gestures and facial expressions make up 80% of communication.


Knowing this, why is it that most interviewees and prepare and deliver answers focusing on the structure and words of the interview answer. To win over the interviewer practice and deliver winning job interview answers using tonality, facile expressions, body language, gestures and diction to increase the impact of your interview answer



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Job Interview Mistake 3

Focus on the interviewer not your answers


We all have an internal focus when it comes to the job interview. This internal focus, often the negative self talk you give yourself prior to going into the interview, is a deflection. Instead, when you focus on the emotional impact you want the interviewer to feel, you will create a different impact. This is because your attention creates a new action, a new impact and a new interview outcome



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